While slip and fall or trip and fall injuries are often associated with elderly individuals, anyone can suffer from a potentially dangerous slip and fall injury regardless of their age. Individuals who have suffered from a slip and fall or trip and fall due to potential hazards or unsafe conditions can gain compensation by working with a serious injury attorney. Learn when you may be able to file a personal injury claim with this overview on the leading causes of slip and fall and trip and fall injuries.
- Common Hazards
Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents can happen anywhere—on public or private property, indoors or outdoors. Most slip and fall injuries are due to hazards such as uneven sidewalks, potholes, slippery or wet flooring, unbalanced flooring, negligently maintained floors, rippled carpeting, poorly lit or unmarked pathways, obstructions on the floor, and adverse weather conditions. Some slip and fall or trip and fall accidents may also be the cause of dangerous construction sites, negligently maintained or guarded pools, and unsafe conditions in commercial buildings.
- Resultant Injuries
These hazards can all lead to a number of injuries that vary in severity. Common injuries sustained from falls include bruises, scrapes, and broken bones. However, brain injuries, burn injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other catastrophic personal injuries may result. Fortunately, individuals who have suffered due to the negligent or absent actions of a property owner can gain compensation or damages for these injuries.
Here at Steinberg & Spencer, our serious injury attorneys offer a personalized approach to each case, ensuring that our clients gain the highest amount in the fastest time possible. Give our attorneys a call at (310) 450-5960 or visit us online to learn more about our practice areas.